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(Steven Hayward) Another travel day for me, so another quick digest of all the fast-moving stories coming over the transom faster than I can keep up. • Have you heard the latest way the left is hoping to attack Brett Kavanaugh? They’ve dug up some old legal memos from his time working for Ken Starr on the Clinton investigation 20 years ago, in which Kavanaugh proposes that Starr’s prosecutors do not shrink from asking President Clinton ...
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It’s time to finally elect a UFO abductee to Congress

Florida’s primary is coming up one week from today and the race for the GOP nomination in the 27th district has taken an interesting turn. There are a number of viable candidates in the field and the GOP has held the seat for decades. (The demographics have been shifting of late, however, so the race ...

Another Example Of The Fake Outrage By The Democratic Party

Have Democrats Abandoned #MeToo For Keith Ellison’s Sake? JOHN SEXTONPosted at 9:21 pm on August 16, 2018 SHARE ON FACEBOOK SHARE ON TWITTER ...

Leftism Is Disastrous And We Are Only A Few Steps Away From The Precipice

Allan Erickson: Leftism Has a Logical End – And It’s Not Good By Allan Erickson August 20, 2018 at 3:32pm ...

If Trump Said The Same, There Would Be H–ll To Pay!

Dem rep entertains campaign rally crowd with this joke about Trump drowning Aug 20, 2018 10:06 pm Dem rep entertains campaign rally crowd with this joke about Trump drowning Rep....

Again, Americans list their government as top problem

No one ever accused Americans of thinking consistently about the nation’s array of problems. Problems come and go in the American mind, often according to what media is currently focused on for a week or three. And then we all move on to the next perceived challenge. But on...

Super Eid is here

(Scott Johnson) Minnesota Muslims are celebrating Eid today and tomorrow at US Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis. Harking back to the Super Bowl hosted at the stadium earlier this year, the organizers are calling the event Super Eid. Animals will be sacrificed at an undisclosed location off site in connection with the festivities. Animal sacrifice is apparently still a thing in Islam. The Star Tribune is hilariously discreet about this discomforting fact in the ...

Who are those Airbnb hosts? In many cases, teachers

As we’ve been covering the attempts by municipal governments in multiple cities to stamp out Airbnb (and the gig economy in general) it’s been an educational experience for me. It seems that there are a significant number of people “cheating” the system by renting out large numbers o...

Scott Pruitt used that $43,000 phone booth to call the White House once

Remember earlier this year when the now-departed Scott Pruitt spent about $43,000 in taxpayer money to construct a secure phone booth in his office as director of the Environmental Protection Agency? That seemed a little excessive even for a government agency that deals with sens...

Celebrating vandalism in North Carolina

There are elections coming soon so I suppose it was unavoidable that we’d have some more confederate monument statue stories cropping up. This week’s edition of the ongoing saga took place at the University of North Carolina where liberal activists have long been stewing about a 105-year-old st...

Supporting the Hollywood Rape Culture

By now, even people like moi, who do not keep up with Hollywood and the superhero culture, probably know that James Gunn, who directed(?) various Disney films, has finally been fired by Disney.  He is allegedly a pedophile.  His ouster is quite interesting.  Over the past few year, Disney has gained a reputation (allegedly) for being an alleged safe haven to alleged pedophiles.  Rumors about Gunn have circulated for ages. Something we’ve learned during this whole rather laugh...

Ohr not! (2)

(Scott Johnson) At the Weekly Standard yesterday Eric Felten blasted the New York Times’s depiction of Bruce Ohr as “a midlevel government worker” and “little-known career Justice Department official.” ...

The case for vaping recognized

(Paul Mirengoff) Smoking remains an enormous public health problem in the U.S. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in this country. According to some studies, more than half of longtime smokers will die from smoking-related complications. David Abrams, a professor at New York University’s College of Global Public Health, ...

The merit of vaping recognized

(Paul Mirengoff) Smoking remains an enormous public health problem in the U.S. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in this country. According to some studies, more than half of longtime smokers will die from smoking-related complications. David Abrams, a professor at New York University’s College of Global Public Health, ...

Report: Trump nearly revoked Obama’s access to the daily intelligence briefing last year

Good thing he did too. Now he can do it this year, a week before the midterms. Nothing would get Republicans out to the polls like a huge chair-throwing Trump/Obama brawl over O’s security clearance right before E...

Antifa in Portland beat up a Bernie Bro because he was carrying a ‘fascist’ American flag

Two weeks ago I wrote about a Patriot Prayer rally in Portland at which several hundred counter-protesters, including black-clad Antifa, showed up. One incident which caught my attention was a fight over an American flag. When the guy holding the flag wouldn’t let go, some Antifa goon stepped in a...

Will backing Kavanaugh help or hurt Red State Democrats?

(Paul Mirengoff) Last month, I wrote about a poll that found Sen. Joe Manchin to be a shoe-in for reelection if he votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, but in for an extremely close race if he doesn’t. According to the survey, taken by the Trafalgar Group, West Virginia voters favor Manc...

Pro-Life Group Challenges Iowa Heartbeat Abortion Ban Exceptions Clause

Polk County District Courthouse A Polk County District Court Judge Michael Huppert recently placed a temporary injunction on IowaR...

Trump and Rudy to John Brennan: We dare you to sue over your security clearance

“It is not entirely apparent why Mr. Trump and his lawyers would want to wage another legal battle at the moment,” sniffs the Times, wondering if there’s any strategy behind this double-barreled ta...

Hillary is returning to the national limelight at last…said no one

She’s like the dinner guest who stays and stays and never takes the hint that the party is over. NBC News reports that Hillary Clinton has decided to weigh in again to help push her party across the line ...